Activities Here are Coordinated by...


Friends of Emancipation Park
www.EmancipationUSA.com
P. O. Box 8041, Houston TX 77288


&

Third Ward Community Cloth
www.CommunityCloth.org
5445 Almeda, #502, Houston TX 77004


The park’s $33 million renovation is almost complete.   Here is a birds -eye view of the constuction as of January, 2016
by SkyHawkVideo.com...

2016, We’re celebrating in the newly renovated

park where Juneteenth celebrations began...

Emancipation Park!



Commemorating...

153 years since the Emancipation Proclamation

151 years since Texas slaves were granted freedom
144 years of Emancipation Park Freedom Celebrations &

  43 years of Central Houston Freedom Parades


 
 


Saturday, June 14, 2015  |  9-10am

Emancipation Park
JUNETEENTH PARADE
Hosted by the Friends of Emancipation Park.


“Education to Emancipation”

The Emancipation Park Juneteenth Parade will begin staging at TSU, from  the corner of  Wheeler and Ennis west towards Dowling;  the parade will then march north on Dowling
to Emancipation Park.


JOIN US FOR FREE...
Participation in the parade is Free to  musicians, dancers, drill teams, drumlines, and anyone individuals walking , or utilizing non-motorized or handicap vehicles! 


To reserve your space,
see below or
CLICK HERE

Check back later for more information on
2012 Juneteenth Events

...or send an email to  info@juneteenthfest.com

June 7-19, 2015

Emancipation Park
JUNETEENTH EVENTS
Mark your calendars for  family fun
at the park where Juneteenth celebrations began!


Featuring: 
Miss Juneteenth Pageant,
Beauty and the Beast Tea,
Golf Tournament,
Movies


...AND  the longest running Juneteenth Parade and Festival in the world!



CLICK HERE FOR THE
2014 JUNETEENTH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!


2016 JUNETEENTH

EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION


at Emancipation Park, 3018 Dowling at Elgin, Houston TX 77004...MAP


Celebrating at the  in America!


THE 2016 EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION IS A HISTORIC ONE! 

     153rd anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation;

     151st year since the slaves in Texas were informed of their freedom;

     144th celebration involving Emancipation Park and the

     43rd year of central Houston Juneteenth Parades!


Schedule...

Mark your calendars for  family fun!

Please note: Schedule is continuously updated and
subject to change without notice.


Sat  |  June 11, 2016  • 2pm   |   $5

The Mildred Johnson

Miss Juneteenth Pageant:

Poise and talent! Ages 3-19. Tickets: $5

Contestant Entry Fee: $35

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park

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Sun  |  June 12, 2016  |   3pm   |   $25

The Jewell Houston
Beauty and the Beast Tea

Bikers escort little Princesses to a
Tea Settings Contest!  Tickets: $25
Table Setting Contest entries: $250

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park

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Mon  |  June 13, 2016    |   11:30-3pm

11:30pm:

EP Kids Luncheon (Private)


2pm:

Children’s Historical Funday (Public)

Storytelling, Arts & Crafts, History Games

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park


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Fri   |  June 17, 2016    |   10am-8pm   |   FREE  ADMISSION


10:30am: 

The Lonal X. Robinson
Freedom Stars Talent Show   Youths ages 5-19 compete for the Emancipation Park “Freedom Awards”

Entry Fees… Individual: $10; Group of 2-10: $25; 

Group of 11 or more: $50

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park



1-3pm:  FREE WORKSHOPS...

     Healthy Living with Heart Surgeons

   Free Legal Clinic Learn Your Rights!

    Genealogy Workshop
                            Connect to your past!

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park




6-8pm: FREE MOVIES...
The Ester King

Freedom Movie Night
Movies and Panel Discussions

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park

Sat  |  June 18, 2016    |   10-11am 
Juneteenth Parade
FROM EDUCATION TO EMANCIPATION”: (Parade Route goes from Texas Southern University to the Music Festival on 2 stages at Emancipation Park!)

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      Parade Grand Marshall:

       

            Texas State Representative
   Honorable Al Edwards

      “The Father of the Juneteenth”

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ROUTE: The 2016 Juneteenth Parade will begin staging at 9am near the TSU gym (at the corner of  Wheeler and Ennis); heading west on Wheeler to Dowling;  then 1 mile north on Dowling to Elgin and the festivities in Emancipation Park!


FREE TO ...Bands, Drumlines, Dance Groups, Cheer & Step Teams, etc.. and walking families,  Strollers, wheelchairs, Handicapped,  Non-motorized Bikes & Tricycles, etc.

OTHERS …   Motorcycles/Horses: $10;      Walking Clubs & Organizations: $25; Cars, Vans, Wagons and Trucks:  $50;  Corporate Sponsors and Floats:  $150

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park


10am-9pm  |  Free

Friends of Emancipation Park’s

Juneteenth Freedom Fest

Parade ends at the Festival at the newly renovated Emancipation Park featuring Entertainment, Food & Vendors!

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Sun  |  June 19, 2016   |  Free

JUNETEENTH!
144th JUNETEENTH … A SOULFUL SUNDAY!



7-8am: Congo Drum Call & Prayer March in Emancipation Park...  The sound of congo drums invite residents and visitors to a non-denominational, Sunrise Service at the park.  A prayer march will visit multi-denominational ministers stationed at each of the park’s 4 corners.  Each corner is dedicated in tribute to the park’s founders-Yates, Dibble, Allen & Brock.  The new “Blessings Theatre” stage will then host music, dance, a reading of the slave narratives and a pouring of libations for ancestors.  Coordinator: Third Ward Community Cloth Cooperative’s Cultural Arts Thread.

3-6pm: Juneteenth Soulful Sunday Choir Fest   Local church choirs compete in front of celebrity judges for Emancipation Park’s Juneteenth Soulful Sunday Awards. Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park & Third Ward Community Cloth



 




PLEASE BE ADVISED...

This is a family-oriented community event. Entertainment and vendors offering obscene/explicit materials and offerings of prohibited materials are asked not to apply. Consumption of  alcoholic beverages and smoking are not allowed served in any City of Houston Park. Event organizers reserve the right of refusal of application
and/or expulsion of violaters from their respective event without refund.





Click below for information on how you can help make Juneteenth a national observance!




www.NationalJuneteenth.com    |   Sign the online Petition   |   See other juneteenth celebrations by state


 


Thanks for all you do!!!

Houston’s Emancipation Park community appreciates the continued participation, assistance and the invaluable help
of super community partners:


Friends of Emancipation Park,

Third Ward Community Cloth,

Project Row Houses,

Trinity United Methodist Church,

Trinity East United Methodist Church,  SHAPE Community Center,

Antioch, St. John's Baptist,

Jerusalem Baptist, South Main Baptist,

St. Mary's Catholic Church,

St. Paul AME Zion,

Wesley Chapel AME Church,

Barber Memorial Church,
The Progressive Amateur Boxing Assn.,

Dorrise Jenkins,The Hardship of Re-Entry,

+ other private and corporate sponsors






Special thanks for the generous donation of 100 bikes for community children by the  

Black McDonald’s Owners Association.  

 



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